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Chiefs will continue to face some suspect quarterbacks

10/23/2013 4:28 PM

10/23/2013 4:30 PM

Since beating two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning and the Giants on Sept. 29, the Chiefs have faced some so-so quarterbacks, a trend that will continue this week and next.

Oct. 6: Ryan Fitzpatrick, Titans.

The Fitzpatrick who’s vexed the Chiefs in previous meetings didn’t show up for this one, in which he subbed for Jake Locker, and the Chiefs won 26-17.

Oct. 13: Terrelle Pryor, Raiders.

He could be a good one eventually, but on this day he was sacked nine times and threw three interceptions in his fifth-ever NFL start. The Chiefs won 24-7.

Last Sunday: Case Keenum, Texans.

This kid wasn’t just making his first start, it was the first time he’d ever been activated. He did pretty well (110.6 QB rating), but the Chiefs won 17-16.

This Sunday: Jason Campbell, Browns.

With Brandon Weedin benched, this eighth-year journeyman and ex-Raider gets the call. His best season was four long years ago, with Washington.

Nov. 3: Thad Lewis, Bills. The ultimate “Who?!” of this bunch, Lewis is likely to get the nod with promising rookie E.J. Manuel still hobbled by a bum knee. He’s a former undrafted free agent.


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